Teenager hit and killed on Kansas highway UPDATE

Monday 6 a.m. update   

A 13-year-old suburban Kansas City boy is dead after he was hit by a truck while trying to cross Interstate 35 with friends.

Officers say that on Saturday night Ezkial Crapo and two friends had gone to a Wal-Mart and were trying to return to an Overland Park home when he was struck. The boys made it across the northbound lanes and over a concrete median when Ezkial was hit by a truck.


A teenager was hit and killed on a Kansas highway on Saturday night.  According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, “Thirteen year old Ezkial R. Crapo of Lenexa wasFatal-Accident attempting to cross Southbound I-35 at mile post 226.7, just South of 75th Street in Overland Park when he was struck by a 2003 Ford Pickup driven by 67 year old Rodrigo S. Sandoval of Olathe.” The driver stopped at the scene and was cooperating with the investigation.

  • debi

    Article writer – this is not accurate! I am his aunt and not what happened. A friend of his was crossing I-35. An on-coming truck swerved to miss his friend, and accidentally hit Ezkial while he stood on the side of the highway. He was an exceptional kid, who just happened to be with another kid with very poor judgement. This was a completely avoidable accident. Just painful and heartbreaking for our family.

    And his name is spelled Ezkial.

    • Countryboy

      It is correct according to the KHP report. They can only be accurate as the information given to them. Sorry for the accident and prayers to the family.

  • Frank

    Also, the boy was 13, not 14